Austria 1878 2 florins Dav-27

From CoinFactsWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Sincona sale 39, lot 4244
Sincona sale 43, lot 2700
The first specimen was lot 4244 in Sincona sale 39 (Zurich, May 2017), where it sold for 160 CHF (about US$192 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"AUSTRIA, Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 Doppelgulden 1878. Wien. Vorzüglich. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, double gulden of 1878, Vienna mint. Extremely fine.)"
The second specimen was lot 2700 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 200 CHF (about US$239 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Osterreich, Franz Joseph I. 1848-1916 Doppelgulden 1878. Wien. Fast FDC. Hübsche Patina. (empire of Austria, Francis Joseph I, 1848-1916, double gulden of 1878, Vienna mint. About uncirculated, Attractive patina.)"
The double florin superseded the old thaler and was struck 1859-92 with various busts of Franz Josef.

Recorded mintage: 147,000.

Specification: 24.69 g, .900 fine silver, .714 troy oz AGW, lettered edge, the first specimen 24.67 g, the second specimen 24.70 g.

Catalog reference: Jaeckel 343, Herinek 507, Dav-27; KM-2233.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 39, World coins and medals, coins and medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • [2]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

Link to: